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1950  Herreshoff  Custom Motor Launch ~ BRING OF 

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Company:  World Class Yacht Sales Inc. Location:  Sarasota, Florida
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Make:  Herreshoff Price:(US Dollars)  $39,900
Model:  Custom Motor Launch ~ BRING OF Year:  1950
Boat Location:  Tarpon Springs, FL Dealer Listing ID:  2203018

Dimensions & Weight

Length:  47.00 Beam:  6.8

Engine Details

Engine Hours:  250

General Description

  (LOCATION: Groveland MA) To call this custom Herreshoff Motor Launch rare piece of marine history would be an understatement. This is a one-off creation of marine legends designer L. Francis Herreshoff and builder Luders Marine. Built of mahogany this 47’ motor launch began life in 1950 as an open cockpit twin screw launch with two cuddy cabins. Over the years she evolved including a 1979-1992 restoration that replaced almost all of the mahogany and added epoxy to insure durability. Much of the cockpit has been enclosed features added and she now has the comforts of home. On deck we have 47’ of deck space beginning up front with a bow pulpit with tall rail anchor and windlass and ending aft with a canoe stern. In between we have lots of deck space with all original hardware an enclosed cabin and open cockpit with canvas enclosure. A ship’s wheel compass and engine controls are all that’s needed to operate this vessel along with a VHF radio a concession to modern times. Below we have double berths at the extreme ends of the vessel. In between there are two large hanging lockers galley u-shaped dinette and an enclosed head with mirrored vanity and shower. Finished in mahogany with parquet sole there is abundant storage with everything easily accessible. Details include ship’s clock overhead rod racks and stained glass ports. The galley has mahogany cabinets sink range and refrigerator. There’s a Dickerson wood/coal burning stove for chilly days and nights. Freelance is powered by a Westerbeke W70 FWC diesel engine for dependable and economical operation. A Honeywell generator provides on-board electrical power. This one of a kind motor launch is available for someone who understands and appreciates unique vessels. Call now for more information on this 1950 Herreshoff Motor Launch.   History FREELANCE is a custom-built L. Francis Herreshoff designed two-cabin yacht. Built by Luders Marine Construction of Stamford CT in 1950 she was a beautiful mahogany creation. Purchased by her current owner in somewhat disrepair she began a long-term restoration from 1979-1992. Anything that could be replaced has been replaced. New mahogany fixed with bronze screws and protected by epoxy coating has created a 99% new vessel. Completely fiberglassed over she has epoxy coated plywood decks under the fiberglass. Mahogany bulkheads and copper worm shoe are details that define her beginnings. Accommodations Forward V-Berth with Under-Berth Storage Hanging Lockers - Port and Starboard Two Companionways Enclosed Head with Shower Galley Stained Glass Opening Ports Dickerson Wood/Coal Stove U-Shaped Dinette Double Aft Berth Galley Three-Burner LPG Range with Oven Litton Microwave Oven AC/DC Refrigerator Galley Sink with H&C Water U-Shaped Dinette Mast & Rigging Aluminum Signal Mast Stainless Steel Rigging Cockpit Enclosure Deck & Hull Bow Rail Bow Pulpit Anchor Anchor Locker Electric Windlass All Original Hardware Open Cockpit Canvas Enclosure Canoe Stern Mechanical & Electrical 1985 Westerbeke W-70 FWC Diesel Engine Hurth Transmission with 2:1 Reduction Twin Racor Fuel Filters Honeywell Generator Electric Head with Macerator Water Heater with Heat Exchanger Spare Shaft and Two Spare Propellers Triple Axle Custom Trailer disclaimer The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale price change or withdrawal without notice.


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